By Christie Rizk | May 15, 2013 06:42 PM EDT
Researchers discover a genetic link to levels of bad cholesterol in baboons, and think the discovery could translate to a better cholesterol treatment for humans.
By Ashik Siddique | May 14, 2013 11:24 PM EDT
Maternal mortality is a major global health concern, but half of deaths among rural Bangladeshi women result from non-communicable diseases like heart disease or stroke, not pregnancy.
By Evan Winchester | May 14, 2013 02:43 PM EDT
A new Institute of Medicine report found that low dietary sodium may have negative health consequences. Nonetheless, 97 percent of children and adolescents eat too much salt, according to the American Heart Association.
By Anthony Rivas | May 14, 2013 12:15 AM EDT
A study found that leading a healthy lifestyle can lower the risk of heart disease in people who are stressed at work.
By Ashik Siddique | May 09, 2013 07:38 PM EDT
Cardiac muscles that thicken with aging can cause heart failure; a new study on mice finds that a hormone called GDF11 can rejuvenate the tissue, making old hearts young again.
By Christie Rizk | May 09, 2013 05:04 PM EDT
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association says people with pets might have a lower risk for heart disease.
By Lizette Borreli | May 09, 2013 02:34 PM EDT
Owning a furry animal can get you in shape, boost your immunity, and aid your heart for a healthier you.
By Jonathan Weiss | Apr 25, 2013 10:29 AM EDT
A fat, lecithin, that is in many common foods may be processed by bacteria into a chemical known to increase risk of heart disease.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 22, 2013 05:47 PM EDT
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may protect the heart function of children and adolescents born with HIV, suggests a new study on the effects of the combination anti-HIV drugs.
By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 11, 2013 12:56 PM EDT
By analyzing a repository of 30,000 patients, researchers found a correlation between the length of the ends of chromosomes and how long they lived.
By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 11, 2013 10:35 AM EDT
By using CT scans to look at calcification in the arteries of mummies from Egypt, Peru, the American Southwest and the Aleutian Islands, researchers have found that heart disease was far more common in the ancient world than thought.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 07, 2013 07:03 PM EST
Heart attack rates are three times higher for New Orleans residents in the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. Survivors of natural disasters are often at higher risk for cardiovascular and stress-related disease.
By Ashik Siddique | Feb 25, 2013 05:38 PM EST
A rigorous large-scale study confirms that a tasty Mediterranean diet heavy in olive oil, fruit, nuts, and some red wine is the most likely to prevent coronary heart disease – no need to count calories!
By Jonathan Weiss | Feb 07, 2013 11:30 AM EST
A mutation in one gene that controls a certain type of cholesterol has been found to correlate to aortic stenosis, a life threatening narrowing of the aortic valves.
By Makini Brice | Jan 30, 2013 08:47 PM EST
With obesity on the rise, type 2 diabetes has become a growing public health concern.